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    July 23, 2012
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after midnight sunday. according to michael's mother michelle who i spoke to by phone the men were being driven home the driver got lost she says they asked to be let out and soon after they were jumped by a gang of men. michelle says her son and his partner were severely beaten, michael hall took the brunt of the blows to his face, michelle says during the beating a woman and her boyfriend came upon the scene stopping the attack, the suspects got away with a cell phone michael hall was taken to hospital where he under went surgery this afternoon hall is a well known local yoga instructor his friends and students have set up a facebook page and are also holding a fundraiser to help cover hospital costs friends say hall recently lost his apartment in a fire and has no health insurance. ryan. >> maureen ume tonight. the nation now knows the face of the man suspected of the deadly movie theatre shooting in colorado. the gunman, 24-year-old james holmes made his first appearance before a colorado judge he was wide eyed, seemed
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out of it in a maroon prison jump suit with hair dyed a bright reddish orange. holmes was recordrd to stay -- ordered to stay behind bars in solitary confinement. he is expected to be formerly charged on multiple counts of first degree murder next monday. fox news correspondent, greg boswell joins us live from aurora colorado with the latest craig. >> reporter: good evening most of the talk is generated by the demeanour, appearance of james holmes the suspected gunman in this case not just the orange reddish hair but also, his stare. i describe it as a blank stare other people call it dazed and confused looking like maybe he was going to sleep many family members inside we talked to afterwards felt like maybe he was acting a little bit. acting they were saying because he wants to avoid the death penalty down the line. the prosecutor in this case,
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saying that is at least 60 days decision away after the arraignment, which is next monday. so with all the information that we gathered, at least authorities did from the suspects apartment anything new? >> just things we have reported on before. there was also a knife in the car and another glock in the car so that is four guns and a knife inside of course the gasoline, the gun powder, the various rockets that were basically fireworks displayed he reconnected and reconfigured to make explode. also learning more about the prosecutor in this case, a no nonsense prosecutor she has been the only da in colorado over the last five years to sec the death penalty -- seek the death penalty as for defense, first they have to to determine james holmes competency to stand trial then yet to be determined whether there will be an insanity defense. there is a lot to be seen down the road as to how this progresses interesting also
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brian, families, watching inside the courtroom were able to go to a next door room, after the hearing this morning and watch it again, where they felt more free to react, and to let their emotions kind of flow out just a little bit more. >> live in aurora colorado. the shooting reignited the debate over gun control as you know as investigators piece together the crime many are wondering if tougher gun laws could have helped prevent this attack. the suspect, legally purchased an assault rifle and a 100 round magazine clip. lawmakers as well as americans are divided on the issue. >> got to sit down and really come to grips, with what is sold to the average citizen, in america. these are weapons that you are only going to use them to kill people in close combat. >> this is an issue about guns this is just really an issue about sick demeanted individuala tragedy and i don't think there is a solution here in washington to solve this
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problem. >> support for tougher gun laws dropped over the years a recent gallup poll found in 1990, 78% of americans said firearm laws should be tougher by 2010 they would fall into 34%. penn state smacked with unprecedented sanctions from the ncaa in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal the announcement came today from the head of the association, $60 million fine, no post season play for four years loss of 10 annual scholarships for four years, five years probation and ncaa vacated everyone of the team's wins from 1998 to 2011 but ncaa did not shut down the program. >> suspension of the football program, would bring with it significant unintended harm to many who had nothing to do with the case. the sanctions we have crafted are more focused and impactful than that blanket penalty. >> $60 million fine is significant because it is what the football program brings into the school every year.
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the money will go to endoubtment and support -- endowment and support programs nationwide that work with victims of child sex abuse. want to know what you thing about the punishment handed down to penn state join the conversation on facebook take a look at the poll on myfoxdc.com. virginians will have to decide in november who their next senator will be. two candidates faced off in their first debate saturday. tim cane, republican george alan focused on each other's opposeles. >> you voted to increase your own pay, increased the debt ceiling, helped turn massive surpluses into massive deficits. >> tim you were able to bring republicans and democrats together as governor each and everyone of them even the one who sponsored your tax increase, voted against it. >> the debate was at the homestead resort during the annual virginia bar association's summer retreat. >> straight ahead, the power of dna. how the district is using the
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simple crime fighting tool to solve dozens of cold cases. sue. we are keeping a close eye on radar tonight. the clouds seem to have protected the dc area, storms down to the south, i will let you know if there is any chance of us seeing a thunderstorm tonight. lyndsey what is coming up in sports. >> coming up in sports official, nationals lost one of their stars, plus ryan zimmerman receives an honor he really deserves, those stories coming up in sports. send an e-mail to fox 5 [ male announcer ] where e did all the obama stimulus money go?
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where did the obama stimulus money go? solyndra: 500 million taxpayer dollars. bankrupt. so where did the obama stimulus money go? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. a crime fighting tool under used in the district for many years now regularly identifying filed rapists preying on women throughout the city. three men have been convicted for rapes that took place years ago. paul wagner joins us for a preview of a story you will see
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tonight at 10. >> reporter: dna evidence is routinely identifying predators in the district after years of dysfunction. three men who likely would still be walking the streets were either convicted or arrested for rapes that took place years ago. their dna matched in the national dna data bank with dna recovered from crime scenes what changed is what we cover in tonight's story. why are these men only being caught now? >> it never seemed to be a priority, until after the council got involved after the media, began to push it and then suddenly, my god now we have to do something about it. >> reporter: police and prosecutors call these matches cold hits and when they identify a suspect in a particularly vicious crime emotions from victims and investigators can be overwhelming you will see that tonight. >> thanks. dozens of workers gathered
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in silver spring to protest minimum beige poor benefits, they held -- minimum wage and poor benefits, several of the minimum wage workers from toys r us, and other area bane owned businesses told stories of reduced hours and pay cuts under bane's ownership >> i get paid $7.50 for 15 years never go out never get anything. so i am here right now the minimum wage at least has to be $11 or $10 because we deserve. >> nonprofit our dc organized today's protest tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the minimum wage bill. one of the deadliest diseases in the nation but still hope for a cure. ahead on the news edge the aid >> check out this daredevil, calls himself a real life transformer because of his 31
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wheel roller suits. for his latest stunt he rolled down the 99 u turn road in china. here is other video of his most popular eye catching stuff i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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[romney singing]: oh beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesty, above the fruited plain, america, america, god shed his grace on thee,
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and crowned thy good, with brotherhood... the international aids conference is under way in the nations capital more than 25,000 aids researchers, patients and activists are attending, it highlights research effortupdates on treating the disease. george washington university studied infection rates in the
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african american university and two directors are here now the talk about that study. we will start with you what were the initial i guess, is it the over arching finding of the study that really you think is sort of worthy of doing the study in the first place. >> first of all thank you for having us today. we are one of six cityeight sites that participated in national institutes of health, hiv prevention study we looked at a cohort of 1500 black men who have sex with men. we were able to identify the number of new infections that happened in this cohort for the first time. this is a landmark study. >> chauncey when you looked at the research coming outs of this report did anything kind of make you take a step back and say wow this is interesting. >> absolutely the numbers we began to find within the study really highlighted that we are really faced with an epidemic here. mostly amongst our young men
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who have sex with men of color p. it really just highlights the need for innovative new tools to really do research around these individuals. >> indc rates are high are there any solutions that came out of the study. >> i think we have really been collaborating to understand since this is the first, as you said landmark study as we move forward how can we look at structural interventions combine biomedical with truvada to highlight this issue. >> did you find a cultural stigma, perhaps attached with men of color having sex with men of color not using condoms in what is the over arching problem here. >> first of all it is what we identified in the study we take innovative community based culturally appropriate methods to address this epidemic in young men these methods we don't just have one tool we have many available we can look
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at structural, community based interventions and types of looking for access increasing access and improving access to health care, sexually trance mated, treatment to testing and -- transmitted treatment to testing and a tool kit culturally appropriate for each person and community. it is really looking forward into what we can do next not just backwards but looking forward. >> is there a way, mania speaks at a higher level than a lot of us -- how do you break the culture how do you get into a monogamous or nonmonogamous relationship and say these are the things you need to do. >> absolutely as the face of the epidemic is changing so should our research, sort of how we become innovative with our research methods. as she was so earl cantily saying, -- eloquently saying, we move forward and change and
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channel and look at the innocent as the whole the person. >> is that in advertising? >> becoming innovative we have text messaging, twitter, facebook all the social media, social networking sites we have to utilize our entire tool box to address this issue. >> can you use the scare tactics tobacco industry is facing with the government making them put really graphic pictures on cigarette boxes and while you know, it is not the most pleasant thing to look at it seems to be working. >> right we have to go back to the fundamentals so now that we have a tool box we have some ideas of what could work for different populations we just need to examine the individual, and give them what best works for them >> all right. >> last word. >> just i think just under scores we have an urgent public health situation and we along with our colleagues across the country and people here at the conference are trying to turn the tide that is the theme of the conference turning the tide and these data provide an amazing insight how to turn the tide and improve especially
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among young men. thank you very much. >> best of luck with your conference. sue. hello brian yes, it is time for the weather forecast for tonight it looks like we might be getting lucky in the thunderstorm department, there are a few storms out here, we expected to see more than we are getting. this one storm down here, not too far north and west of the richmond area, has a lot of lightning with it a lot of rain probably producing winds, gusting 40 to 50 miles per hour when i take you to sentinel radar we thought we would have more radar activity around here we have activity in philadelphia and activity south. for sure we still need to watch our area, we had a lot of clouds today but know the atmosphere has pretty good energy to it. we want the keep an eye on it for the next several hours we will keep you ahead of any thing else that developing tonight's activity down around charlottesville likely dropping windsmall hail we are outlook
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this evening possibility of strong to severe storms but outlooked tomorrow, and i want you to see that area shifts a little south, pennsylvania might be in the clear a little better chance for us to see activity because we will have a frontal system trying to come through. tonight, actually i am starting this tomorrow wanted you to see tomorrow afternoon, 4, 5, 6:00 p.m. we will have to watch radar again a lot of activity potentially developing, down through virginia. good news, maybe we get storms on wednesday. then we will keep an eye on thursday, wednesday night looks like it will be just a little increasing cloud cover but thursday looks like that front, may try to come back north again, and may be put us into an environment where thunderstorms could pop up again today's high, 90 degrees even with the cloud can you imagine that. dulles, 89, bwi 91 degrees. hot july, holding on to that 90- degree reading some 80s but as
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we look at our national picture a lot of hot to deal with. cincinnati 94 degrees, st. louis, 106, amarillo, 101. cooler north, a little of that air might try to come in behind our frontal boundary. tomorrow we will be in an environment thunderstorms could pop up in the afternoon. a little better trigger the front coming on through should push activity south of dc on wednesday high pressure will bubble in for at least 24 hours then that boundary looks like it might want the come back thursday. for tonight, we will say we still need to watch radar, a storm is still possible so far so good and as we get closer to sunset perhaps that threat will diminish, muggy, 7 of degrees for us -- 76 degrees for us overnight. tomorrow mix of sun and clouds afternoon and evening thunderstorms possible temperature 92 degrees. here is your 5 day forecast going for 89 on wednesday i think it looks like kind of anis day a lot of sunshine, some storms around on thursday, and again friday a little
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unsettled into the weekend. i am looking forward to a day in which we have four or five days without storms they have been violent with the heat we have had feels like we are getting a break >> hard to figure out when you are going to wash the car. >> absolutely right. if you want to go ahead on wednesday but might get a little mother nature rain thursday. >> thank you sue. reminder check the weather any time when you download the fox 5 weather ap. search for dc weather and on our website. olympics begin this week in london. see how dcs own kevin currant and the new dream team are preparing for the games. lyndsey murphy has the details we cog noise that sole judge carley rae jepson's song,
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remade to a farm tune ♪ [ music ] ♪ i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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[romney singing]: oh beautiful, for spacious skies, fofor amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesty, above the fruited plain, america, america, god shed his grace on thee, and crowned thy good, with brotherhood...
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>> hello everybody i am lyndsey murphy. nats manager, announced ian desmond would miss a few days because of a tear in his oblique he was hitting .286, 17 home runs, 15 ris. -- rbis. >> he has been play being it so long and like you said to me, it will be -- i am going to have it all year i can tell
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that, and he was playing so good with it, i mean, hitting rockets, you know, i just couldn't read it. >> in other nats news, 3rd baseman ryan zimmerman named national league player of the week in 8 games last week he lead the majors, 18 hits, ranked 2nd in the nl and belted 5 home runs collected hits in 7 of 8 games with five multihit efforts, it is the third player of the week in his career. he averaged over 17 points per game in las vegas,. july 29th the first olympic game for u.s. men's basketball they will face france before that another tune up last night. taking on argentina in
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barcelona looked like this would be a route, chris paul up ahead to lebron james. kevin durant scored 27 points for americans they were sporting the 1992 dream teams, throw back uniforms looking pretty good too. things got chippy. argentina gets into it with kd and lebron. team usa got the last laugh. lebron finish s with the slam 15 points americans held on for an 86-80 vickty over argenti that -- victory over argentina. ncaa came down hard on penn state in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal. in addition to taking away 14 years of joe paterno's wins the school received a $60 million fine the football program will have no post season play for four years lose 10 annual scholarships for four years and receive five years probation. red skins running back, evan royceer all time leading rusher at penn state playing
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from 2007 to 2010 he had this to say on twitter so i lost every college football game i ever played in? end quote. they start training camp this thursday we will be out there live for robert griffin the third's press conference to start camp. >> thanks, one last look at the forecast sue. >> check out this five day forecast, today's high 90 warmer tomorrow a little better chance for storms around in the afternoon we will get a break from the storms on wednesday. >> now you have news edge of course the news is always on myfoxdc.com back here tonight at 10, news edge at 11 if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own.
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